Communal Diary

Oct
16
Wed
The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A familiar speaker, Gordon Levy, returns to the Club to speak about, hmm, we’re not exactly sure right now, but we think this will be about My Recent Trip to Japan (Gordon’s trip that is!). Come and be surprised! You will certainly be entertained!

Chairlady: Dorothy 0161 795 4965 or 07732 746858

Oct
17
Thu
Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester – Scriptural Encounters
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

Further details tbc

Mizrachi United Kingdom Presents Ran Bar Yoshefat – ‘Israel’s Military Threats. Israel’s Image and World Jewry’
Oct 17 @ 8:30 pm
Oct
23
Wed
The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Club will be delighted to welcome the current President of The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester, Russell Conn, who will tell us all about ‘Life at the Top!’ Russell is sure to delight us with anecdotes and stories giving an insight into his current communal role.

Chairlady: Dorothy 0161 795 4965 or 07732 746858

Oct
27
Sun
Jewish Book Week – ‘The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found’
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

Includes light refreshments

Bart van Es discusses his COSTA boo of the year 2018. Described by Philippe Sands as “Luminous, elegant, haunting” ‘The Cut Out Girl’ tells the true story of the author’s grandparents and the young girl they fostered to hide her from the Nazis in occupied Holland. This is a deeply moving story of family, loss and the devastation wrought by war.

Oct
28
Mon
JWA – ‘Ask Me’ Community Ambassador Training Event
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

We are looking for people to sign up to this free training to become an ambassador for the community. People within a survivor’s community are often the first to know that domestic abuse is happening. But lack of understanding and confidence can make people afraid to talk about it, and unsure of how to respond when someone speaks out. Survivors have told us they can feel judged, isolated or silenced by the people around them.

We are changing that through the Change That Lasts Ask Me scheme, developed in partnership between Women’s Aid Federation of England and Welsh Women’s Aid. Jewish Women’s Aid is very excited to be invited by Women’s Aid to participate in the pioneering Change That Lasts programme.
The project is a simple initiative that equips everyday people with an understanding of domestic abuse and how to respond to survivors. This knowledge will enable people in the Jewish community to play an active role in ending domestic abuse.

We are holding training in Manchester over 2 dates, 28th October and 4th November.

Oct
30
Wed
The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“So Long Folks, I’m off to Israel!” Our very own Gillian Cohn will tell us why, as she approaches her three score years and ten, she will be making Aliyah!

Chairlady: Dorothy 0161 795 4965 or 07732 746858

Jewish Book Week – ‘Agent Jack: The True Story of MI%’s Secret Nazi Hunter’
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

Light refreshments included

By Robert Hutton. During WWII, Eric Roberts, bank clerk turned MI5 agent (code named Jack King), is our unlikely defence against pro-Nazi Britons determined to hasted a UK invasion. Building a large network of British Nazi sympathisers, they passed secrets to him, mistakenly believing he was a Gestapo officer. Operation Fifth Column was so covert, MI5 omitted it from reports to Churchill. Robert Hutton discusses this astonishing story.

Oct
31
Thu
Jewish Book Week – ‘Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World 1847-1947’
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm

Light refreshments included

By Norman Lebrecht. Between the middle of the 19th and 20th centuries, a number of individuals (Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Bernhardt and Kafka amongst others) changed the way we see the world. They all have in common their JEwish origins and gift for thinking outside the box. In 1847, Jews were less than 0.25% of the world’s population. How could they see what others could not?

Muslim Jewish Forum Loose Lawyers
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm

This long-running event is always one of the most popular events of our year. A panel of two Jewish and two Muslim lawyers makes brief prepared remarks on the set topic and then take questions from the audience.

When: 31 October 2019 at 7.30pm

Topic: Should the Government Have the Power to Take Away My Citizenship

Panel: Chair – Heather Fletcher (Solicitor), David Berkley (QC, Barrister), Joanne Feldman (Solicitor), Nasir Hafezi (Solicitor), Ahmed Nadim (Barrister)

Free Event

Refreshments will be provided

Please book by email to [email protected]
RSVP by 24 October so we can get the catering numbers right.